verb (used with object), sheathed, sheath·ing.
- sheath knife,
- sheath of eyeball,
- sheath of schwann,
Origin of sheathe
Examples from the Web for sheathe
"Sheathe your sword, Sir," said Dr. Upround, in a voice which amazed the officer.Mary Anerley|R. D. Blackmore
Napoleon, as ever, was magnanimous, and was eager to sheathe the sword which he had only drawn in self-defense.The Empire of Russia|John S. C. Abbott
Brougham and Durham are reconciled after a fashion; Ministers and Durham mutually desire to sheathe their swords.The Greville Memoirs (Second Part)|Charles C. F. Greville
He is willing to write a whole essay in criticism for the sake of the “insinuations” which his deceitful blandness will sheathe.French Classics|William Cleaver Wilkinson
On the sword of my grandfather was engraved the motto, 'Do not draw me without reason nor sheathe me without honour!'Our Little Spanish Cousin|Mary F. Nixon-Roulet
c.1400, "to furnish (a sword, etc.) with a sheath," from sheath; meaning "to put (a sword, etc.) in a sheath" is attested from early 15c. Related: Sheathed; sheathing.